Rowing requires:  “Harmony, balance and rhythm.  They are the things that stay with you your whole life.”

Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat

The National City Aquatics Center

 At Summer Rowing CAMPs You Will Learn:

The Culture of Rowing | Rowing as part of a Team (or “crew”) | Leading a Crew (“Coxing”) | Setting up and storing boats & equipment | Using a rowing machine (or ergometer)

Students will receive video and video analysis of their rowing.

The primary method of instruction will be LEARNING BY DOING.

2017 Summer Rowing Camp Dates

We thank the City of National City and the SD Unified Port District for enabling six (6) weeks of summer rowing camps at the National City Aquatic Center.

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Welcome to Community Rowing of San Diego

The first rowing club in the United States, Narragansett Boat Club was founded in 1838. Fifty years later, the sport of rowing had spread all the way across the continent to San Diego, where in 1888 its first boat club was formed. Four years later its second club was formed…

Learn-To-Row Camps

With support from the City of National City and the San Diego Unified Port District, Community Rowing of San Diego is conducting six one-week Learn-to-Row Camps for girls and boys ages 12-19 at the National City Aquatic Center, 3300 Goesno Place, National City, CA 91950.

  • Over 90% of San Diego students who participate in rowing throughout high school go on to college, where many of them continue to row.
  • Only Football offers more sports scholarships than Women’s Crew for Division I colleges.
  • Over 100 colleges and universities have men’s rowing programs, including all of the Ivy League, all of the PAC12, and all of the Big Ten, and most schools in the other Division I conferences.
  • Athletes from the United States, including many from San Diego, go on to compete on U.S. national teams.

Events – Olympic Day

As an element of America’s Olympic Day, a celebration of Olympic Rowing Day on Saturday, June 24th will be held at the National City Aquatic Center (3300 Gordon Place, National City) from 9 am to noon.

Please bring family members and friends to learn more about one of the original sports in the modern Olympic era.

All are welcome to participate in this “hometown” sport, bring casual/ workout attire.
Every participant will take home a memento.

Giving – Help us catch our youth!

Reach High

Challenged Athletes Foundation’s® (CAF) Reach High provides information and opportunities to people with physical challenges…

Learn To Row

Learn to Row lessons outreach to High Schools. This Service includes adaptive rowing lessons for Challenged Athletes and Wounded Warriors.

Adult Rowing

CRSD supports events for Wounded Warriors and for other open, seniors, masters, adaptive, and para rowing. If you are interested in participating…


CRSD coaches and other volunteers also stand ready to assist corporations and individual by conducting team-building events as well as individualized lessons and training on a fee basis...

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